in a 'midnight in paris' sort of way, i spent the day with someone i've long admired, author and illustrator, sharon lovejoy. the top photo shows a few of her books that i've collected over the years.
can i just say,
she came to my town to visit a friend that had recently relocated here, and i was invited to join them. riding
my bike to town, i could feel the butterflies developing in my tummy. but, as soon as i rode up and found sharon with a garden hose in her hand and a smile on her face, i was at ease. oh my friends, what a day we had, we visited here here here, and here and more. and in that same 'midnight in paris' way, i found a wonderfully kind, sweet, charming, easy to talk with and easy to love, person. (if you haven't seen the movie, it's partly about an ordinary person that meets famously talented people, and finds common ground, and a friend, it's brilliant).
and then on sunday...
to visit sharon lovejoy, you can find her here
and here, and her books here
p.s. my kids say thank you for all the kind words on the new zealand post!